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Company Information:

Name: Electron Energy Corporation
Address: 924 Links Ave.
Landisville, PA 17538-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (717) 898-2294

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $966,577.00 11
SBIR Phase II $3,379,544.00 6
STTR Phase I $464,443.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,999,902.00 3

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Christina H. Chen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $64,989.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Christina H. Chen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $64,987.00

High Performance 2:17 Permanent Magnets for Traveling Wave Tubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Christina Chen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $722,893.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop high performance rare earth permanent magnets with essentially constant magnet properties over a wide temperature range of -50 to 350oC, and which can survive temperatures as high as 500oC, for TWT applications.The combination of a light rare earth (Sm)… More

New Nd2Fe14B-based High Performance Permanent Magnets with Improved Toughness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: U OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Sam Liu
Abstract:
A major problem that exists with Nd2Fe14B rare earth permanent magnets is brittleness, or poor toughness, that leads to low manufacturing yields, high component rejection rates, and limits the ability of the material to be shaped appropriately for specificapplications. The objective of this effort… More

New Nd2Fe14B-based High Performance Permanent Magnets with Improved Toughness for Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Dayton
Principal Investigator: JinFang Liu, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $499,902.00
RI Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
Abstract:
"High-performance sintered rare earth magnets are based on intermetallic compounds of SmCo5, Sm2Co17, or Nd2Fe14B. Each of these compounds is intrinsically brittle and can only be shaped by grinding, lapping, and electro-discharge machining (EDM). Evengrinding and lapping these magnets to the… More

Rare Earth Permanent Magnets Based on the Metastable SmCo13 Phase for XIPSs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wei Gong, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,348.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop high performance rare earth permanent magnets that can survive temperatures as high as 500?C for Xenon ion propulsion systems applications. Rare earth permanent magnets based on the SmCo13 phase were shown to possess good magnetic performance at… More

The Effects of Radiation and Thermal Stability of Sm-Co High Temperature Magnets For High Power Ion Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Dayton
Principal Investigator: Christina Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $94,444.00
RI Contact: Robert Boehmer
Abstract:
Since high temperature Sm-Co based magnets were developed, a number of new applications have been introduced. NASA?s Xe+ ion propulsion engine used in Deep Space I (DS-I) is a prime example. The magnets with coating perform well at temperatures up to 550?C. Magnets without coating perform well in… More

High Temp High Energy Product Permanent Magnet Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DELAWARE
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Geraldine E. Hobbs
Abstract:
The main objective of this program is to develop a new class of high performance hard magnetic materials that will maintain an energy product of 30 MGOe or greater at temperatures up to 450 ¿C. These novel magnetic materials are greatly needed for the "more electric" airplanes and space vehicle… More

Novel High Temperature Magnetic Bearings for Space Vehicle Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu
Award Amount: $67,255.00
Abstract:
Previous high temperature magnetic bearings employed only electromagnets. The work proposed in this SBIR program seeks to utilize High Temperature Permanent Magnets (HTPM) developed by EEC. The use of HTPMs will improve efficiency since the majority of the static load on any bearing can be reacted… More

Novel High Temperature Magnetic Bearings for Space Vehicle Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Previous high temperature magnetic bearings employed electromagnets only. The work proposed in this SBIR program seeks to utilize High Temperature Permanent Magnets (HTPM) developed by EEC. This will improve efficiency since the majority of the static load on any bearing can be suspended by the… More

Accelerated Testing of High Temperature Permanent Magnets for Spacecraft Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
High temperature permanent magnet materials play an important role in NASA's space missions in electric propulsion, energy generation and storage and other applications. We propose to devise accelerated testing methods to test and predict the service life of SmCo based ultra high temperature… More

High Performance Permanent Magnets for Advanced Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Delaware
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Geraldine Hobbs
Abstract:
There is a high interest in developing advanced motors for hybrid electric vehicles that can provide improved performance at an affordable price. One approach to achieving this goal is to improve the magnetic performance of the permanent magnets used in electric motors, while maintaining a good… More

SBIR Phase I: Fe-nanoparticle coating of anisotropic magnet powder for nanocomposite permanent magnets with enhanced (BH)max

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an innovative approach to synthesize anisotropic magnet powder coated with Fe nanoparticles for high performance nanocomposite magnets. The approach for this project lies in converting the Fe nanoparticle synthesis into a… More

SBIR Phase II: Fe-nanoparticle coating of anisotropic magnet powder for nanocomposite permanent magnets with enhanced (BH)max

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, PhD
Award Amount: $512,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes the development of an innovative and facile method to synthesize composite magnet powders coated with Fe and/or Fe-Co nanoparticles and to consolidate them into high performance anisotropic nanocomposite magnets. It was theoretically… More

SBIR Phase I: Synthesis of Hard Magnetic Nanoparticles and Fabrication of Micromagnets for MEMS Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to develop anisotropic hard magnetic nanoparticles, based on rare earth transition metal compounds, with particle size in the range of 200 nm down to 100 nm. These nanoparticles will be consolidated by screen-printing into permanent… More

High Temperature Magnetocaloric Refrigeration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, Sr Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The magnetocaloric effect is a magneto-thermodynamic phenomenon in which a reversible change in temperature of magnetic materials occurs with a magnetization/demagnetization process. By cycling the material through these hot and cold states and exchanging heat through a fluid media, the system can… More

High Temperature Magnetocaloric Refrigeration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, VP of Technology and Engi – (717) 898-2294
Award Amount: $744,652.00
Abstract:
This proposal is in response to the US Air Force solicitation in regard to the development of compact, low weight magnetic refrigerators that can provide hundreds of watts of cooling with efficiency greater than 50%, and can operate at high temperatures. Development of such systems would allow for a… More

SBIR Phase II:Synthesis of Hard Magnetic Nanoparticles and Fabrication of Micromagnets for MEMS Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop anisotropic hard magnetic nanoparticles and nanoflakes based on rare-earth transition metal compounds, which can be agglomerated by screen printing and tape casting into micro- or sub-millimeter permanent magnet… More

Cost-Effective Rare Earth Element Recycling Process from Industrial Scrap and Discarded Electronic Products to Valuable Magnetic Alloys and Permanent Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jingang Liu – (717) 898-2294
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Rare-earth element (REE) based Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co magnets have been widely used because of their excellent magnetic properties. The applications of Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co rare earth permanent magnets include hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), power generator for wind turbines, high performance industrial… More

3 kW High Performance Permanent Magnet Alternator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu, VP – (717) 898-2294
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The huge price spikes and shortage of supply of rare earth elements pose a significant challenge to the US industries. The proposer will develop a 3 kW alternator for Army applications using high performance magnetic material with less or no rare earth.

High coercivity, high energy product Nd-Fe-B magnets with less or no dysprosium

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Melania Marinescu, Dr. – 717-898-2294
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
High performance motors, like those in hybrid electric vehicles, use high performance Nd-Fe-B magnets that contain up to 12 wt% of dysprosium (Dy) in order to increase the coercivity, and avoid demagnetization at elevated temperatures. However, the global rare earth elements (Nd, Dy, etc) supply… More

Cost-Effective Rare Earth Element Recycling Process from Industrial Scrap and Discarded Electronic Products to Valuable Magnetic Alloys and Permanent Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jinfang Liu – (717) 898-2294
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Rare earth element (REE) based Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co permanent magnets have been widely used because of their excellent magnetic properties. The applications of Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co rare earth permanent magnets include hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), power generator for wind turbines, high performance… More